Cartoons of the Week: August 11–17

Obama puts Biden in the corner, and Romney puts Ryan front and center

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What does this cartoon say about 53-year old women?  That they should stay off stage at home with their children?  That they should not be sexual beings?  That flashing boob is more offensive and newsworthy than gays in Uganda being named and targeted for murder in newspapers?

Madonna has always been a provocateur who pushes the edge of conventional concepts of acceptability and in doing so exposes the hypocrisy of the powerful.   In a world where women are still expected to put everyone else above them, I find that sexy.  And so do many millions of young people throughout the world.